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Biography PhotoHarris E. DeLoach Jr.
Executive Chairman
Harris E. DeLoach Jr.
Executive Chairman

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Age 69. Executive Chairman since March 2013. Formerly Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (2010-13) and Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer (2005-10). Served on the Board since 1998. Member of the Executive committee.

Career History

DeLoach joined Sonoco in 1986 as vice president of administration and general counsel. In 1990, he wa... 

Biography PhotoM. Jack Sanders
President and CEO
M. Jack Sanders
President and CEO

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M. Jack Sanders became Sonoco’s eighth CEO on April 1, 2013. He serves on the Board of Directors, executive committee and leads the Company’s management committee.

During his 25-year career with Sonoco, Sanders has played an integral role in growing the Company by leading all Consumer, Industrial and Protective packaging businesses at various points. Prior to assuming his curre... 

Biography PhotoHarry A. Cockrell
Harry A. Cockrell
Age 64. Managing director of Pacific Tiger Group Limited, a Hong Kong-based privately held investment enterprise with a wide range of businesses and assets across the Asia/Pacific region since 2005. Director of Pathfinder Investment Holdings Corporation, a Philippines real estate management group. Former director of Hanesbrands, Inc., and former investment committee member of Asian Infrastructure Fund. Prior to that, director of corporate banking for the National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia ... 
Biography PhotoDr. Pamela Lewis Davies
Dr. Pamela Lewis Davies
Age 57. President of Queens University of Charlotte (institution of higher learning), Charlotte, N.C., since 2002. Formerly Dean of the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte 2000–02. Professor of Management and Dean of the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University 1997–2000. Served on the Board since 2004. Member of the Executive Compensation and Financial Policy committees.... 
Biography PhotoJohn R. Haley
John R. Haley
Age 52. Chief Executive Officer, Gosiger, Inc. (privately owned distributor of computer-controlled machine tools and factory automation systems), Dayton, Ohio, since 2010. Formerly served as a managing partner, Gosiger, Inc. 2001–10 and Division Vice President 1992–2001. Served on the Board since July 2011. Member of the Employee and Public Responsibility, and Financial Policy committees.... 
Biography PhotoRichard G. Kyle
Richard G. Kyle
Age 49. President and Chief Executive Officer of The Timken Company (a manufacturer of bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, motors, lubrication systems and chain), North Canton, Ohio, since 2014. Formerly Chief Operating Officer of Bearings and Power Transmissions Group 2013-14. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Purdue (Ind.) University and an MBA from Northwestern (Ill.) University. Prior to joining Timken in 2006, Mr. Kyle held management positions with Cooper Industries and was vice... 
Biography PhotoEdgar H. Lawton III
Edgar H. Lawton III
Age 53. President and Treasurer, Hartsville Oil Mill (vegetable oil processor), Darlington, S.C., since 2000. Formerly Vice President of Hartsville Oil Mill 1991–2000. Served on the Board since 2001. Member of the Audit, and Employee and Public Responsibility committees.... 
Biography PhotoJohn E. Linville
John E. Linville
Age 67. Retired. Formerly served as an attorney in private practice in New York, N.Y., 2004–12; Counsel with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP 2003–04, joining the firm through its merger with his prior firm, Kalkines, Arky, Zall & Bernstein, LLP 1990–2003; General Counsel and then acting President of the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation prior to 1990. Served on the Board since 2004. Member of the Audit, and Employee and Public Responsibility committees.... 
Biography PhotoBlythe J. McGarvie
Blythe J. McGarvie
Age 57. Senior lecturer in the accounting and management unit at Harvard Business School since July 2012. Served as Chief Executive Officer and founder of Leadership for International Finance, LLC, an advisory firm offering tailor-made consulting services and leadership seminars 2003-12. Prior to 2003, McGarvie served as chief financial officer for Hannaford Bros. Co, and then BIC Group. She is currently a director of Accenture, Viacom and LKQ Corporation. Also serves on the Boards of Directors ... 
Biography PhotoJames M. Micali
James M. Micali
Age 66. Senior Advisor to, and limited partner of, Azalea Fund III of Azalea Capital LLC (private equity firm) in Greenville, S.C., since 2008. Formerly “of Counsel” with Ogletree Deakins LLC (law firm) in Greenville, S.C., 2008–11; Chairman and President, Michelin North America, Inc. 1996–2008. Served on the Board since 2003. Lead Director since February 2012. Member of the Executive, Executive Compensation, Corporate Governance and Nominating and Audit committees.... 
Biography PhotoSundaram Nagarajan
Sundaram Nagarajan
Age 52. Executive Vice President, Illinois Tool Works, Inc., a diversified manufacturer of specialized industrial equipment, consumables and related service businesses based in Glenview, Ill. Previously Executive Vice President of ITW’s Welding segment, and Group President of Welding International. Holds a BS degree from South Gujarat (India) University, an MBA from Wright State (Ohio) University and an MS and Ph.D. in materials science from Auburn (Ala.) University. Served on the Board since Fe... 
Biography PhotoMarc D. Oken
Marc D. Oken
Age 67. Managing partner of Falfurrias Capital Partners (private equity firm), Charlotte, N.C., since 2006. Formerly held executive officer positions at Bank of America Corporation 1989–2006, most recently as Chief Financial Officer; partner at Price Waterhouse, serving there for 13 years; a fellow with the Securities and Exchange Commission 1981–83. Served on the Board since 2006. Member of the Audit, Corporate Governance and Nominating, and Executive Compensation committees.... 
Biography PhotoThomas  E. Whiddon
Thomas  E. Whiddon
Age 61. Retired. Formerly Advisory Director of Berkshire Partners, LLC (private equity firm), Boston, Mass., 2005-13. Formerly Executive Vice President, Logistics and Technology of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. 2000–03; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lowe’s 1996–2000. Served on the Board since 2001. Member of the Audit, Corporate Governance and Nominating, and Financial Policy committees.... 

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